Results-oriented go-getter, successfully adhering to service excellence. Interpersonal and communications skills competence with ability to network, take pro-active initiative and achieve the desired result. Practical leadership acumen and passion for creating a difference for the absolute benefit of all professional parties involved.

Work Samples

  • Solar plant

  • 13 tonne Anti-land mine vehicle

  • 10 tonne Anti-land mine vehicle

Work History

Career Objectives: • 3D/Industrial Designer | Project Design Manager | CAD Design Operator Key Skills: • Hands- on experience in modeling, drafting and • Manufacturing; welding, grinding, sheet metal, wood working and fibre-glass. • Ability to integrate abstract thinking and design into practical and viable implementations. • Translating ideas into designs and convey these into concrete written or visual form expertise. • Interpretation of engineering drawings capability. • Good research and presentation skills. • Ability to communicate intent with clarity and precision. • Experience in translating verbal instructions into graphic representation and liaising with clientele. • Skills in promoting sales and clientele satisfaction. • Independent middle management experience in delegating and organising staff in the daily running of general engineering workshop. • Technical design skills with strong practical understanding of prototyping processes. • Computer proficiency: Solidworks | Autodesk Alias |Autodesk Inventor | Bunkspeed Pro | Autodesk Showcase rendering | Keyshot | Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Illustrator | Adobe Indesign | MS Word | MS PowerPoint . • Learning Autodesk 3D studio max. • Self-starting, goal-oriented strategist. • Capacity to learn new procedures and methods quickly. • Thrive on technical knowledge and always open to learn new skills. • Accurate, attention to detail and ability to work well in team environment. • Good sustainable awareness and enjoy working with people. • Committed to assisting others Career Summary Current Employment Name of firm Mobile Land Systems [Pretoria, Cape Town, South Africa] Designation Head Designer and Drafter Period of work March 2011 to March 2013 Key Roles & Accountabilities: • Ultimately in control of managing and designing APC [ armored personnel carrier ] vehicles from conceptualisation to creation of prototypes with the aim to develop a conclusive product. • Developing new concepts on an existing / co-developed platform for armored and weapons platform vehicles • Production of marketing material from CAD data intended for print or digital media. • Developing concepts for presentations to lure new investments. • Initiated vehicle evolution and product improvement. • Creation and execution of engineering drawings from CAD data. • Creating CAD data for exporting purposes to CNC equipment. • Development of jigs Employment History Name of firm Mercury Speciality Products [Winnipeg, Canada] Designation Manager of Industrial Design / Manufacturing Manager Period of work September 2009 to March 2011 Key Roles & Accountabilities: • Ultimately in control of managing and designing original steel products, conceptualisation, creation of prototypes and conclusive product. • Development of innovative means of connectivity pertaining to steel tubes/pipe and open profile structural steel. • Production of marketing material from CAD data intended for print or digital media. • Regular liaisons with North American agriculture companies in relation to suggestion of manufacturing procedures at concept or early product development phase. • Creation and execution of engineering drawings from CAD data. • Manufacturing of CAD data for exporting purposes to CNC equipment. [Tube laser and pipe benders] • Development of jigs for production with the aid of a tube laser. Name of firm South Cape Engineering [George, South Africa] Designation Sheet Metal Worker / Fabricator [Vocational Assignment] Period of work June 2000 to March 2009 Key Roles & Accountabilities: • Was responsible for analysis and interpretation of drawings, sketches and work specifications to be performed subsequently layout, measure and mark sheet metal in accordance with drawings or templates. • Developed patterns for sheet metal via use of computer-assisted design and drafting (CAD) software packages. • Operated light metalworking machines [Shears, punches, angel grinder, and Pop rivet guns], as well as heavy metalworking machines. [Guillotine, shear, sheet metal press brake, sheet metal roller. plasma cutter and mig welder] • Grinded and buffed seams, joints and rough surfaces, as well as examined product excellence forms. Name of firm Pro-Tec Roofing Co [Watertown, SD USA] Designation General Roofer [Seasonal Assignments] Period of work March 2003 to November 2003 Key Roles & Accountabilities: • Gained experience in single-ply rubber roofing, ballasted, fully-adhered roofing, shingles, as well as water proofing and sheet metal cladding. Personal Details Date of birth, Nationality 4 July 1984, South African Languages English | Afrikaans Driver’s license Code B Marital status Single Availability Immediately References All references presented upon request.

Education

B-Tech in Industrial Design (Cum Laude); Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2008 Subjects: Wrote thesis paper in collaboration with the city of Cape Town as to assess the viability of mobile libraries in illiterate inner city and rural communities. As well as a thesis on the alternative personal transport vehicle for the near future. National Diploma in Three Dimensional Design; Cape Peninsula University Of Technology, 2007 Senior Certificate / Matric with Endorsement; PW Botha Technical Collage, 2002 Subjects: Afrikaans First Language | English Second Language | Technical Drawings | Mathematics | Science | Motor Mechanics. All certificates presented upon request.

Specialties

Awards

• Achieved finalist award in the South African Bureau of Standards Design Competition [2008]. • Assisted development of innovative manufacturing techniques in facilitation of cost reduction and enhanced quality for large North American Agricultural companies. • Was head designer in an collaboration with China’s government to help develop their ...
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